Born 1967, Hobart, Tasmania
Driven by a deep faithfulness to the act and craft of painting, Megan Walch is a masterful exponent of understated humour as a tactic of engagement.
Walch's profoundly imaginative work has long hovered in the realm of the fantastic, a mix of filmic, digital and abstract hallucinogens owing as much to the "impossible possibilities" liberated by animated cartoonery, as to any theme or narrative. A bundled conglomerate of "Retro–Pop–Futurist" images – beautifully executed – at once confusing, coherent and funny, Walch's bravura series of paintings, Ikebana, glow with an infused force of animated shapes, splatters, smoky puffs and whip–like lines, writhing with life and colour in a seeming void.
It is as if one could travel within these worlds, on a long journey to the stars.
Ross Wolfe from his essay in the exhibition catalogue for Kindle & Swag: The Samstag Effect, University of South Australia Art Museum, 2004
1995 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1995 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania